Advanced Cron Manager – debug & control


With Advanced Cron Manager you can manage WP Cron events:

  • view all registered events and their arguments nicely formatted
  • search events
  • execute manually any event
  • add new events
  • pause events
  • delete (unschedule) events
  • ready-to-copy-paste PHP implementation for each event
  • bulk actions on events
  • block WP Cron spawning and get instructions how to set Server Scheduler

and schedules:

  • view all registered schedules
  • add new schedules
  • edit schedules
  • remove schedules

Plugin use AJAX request so you’ll need enabled Javascript in order to use it.

Advanced Cron Manager PRO

PRO version includes

  • Better event planning – You can add a custom schedule that will fire your events at a specific time, ie. at noon on the last day of the month, or only Fridays
  • Cron Logger – log cron’s execution times easily
  • Events rescheduling – change event next execution date to control server load
  • Event listeners – you can see what functions or methods are listening for a particular event
  • Error catcher – catch cron task’s fatal errors and get them displayed in the log
  • Performance stats – see how much time and memory particular event took
  • Debug tool – log any useful information from Cron callback

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Information about WP Cron

Please remember – after deactivation of this plugin added Schedules will be not available. Added Events will still work.

Important – WordPress Cron is depended on the User. WP Cron fires only on the page visit so it can be inaccurate.

Custom Development

BracketSpace – the company behind this plugin provides custom WordPress plugin development services. We can create any custom plugin for you.


  • Plugin control panel
  • Adding, editing and removing Schedule
  • Adding Event
  • Event actions
  • Search and bulk actions
  • Server Scheduler section


Download and install this plugin from Plugins -> Add New admin screen.

Plugin’s page sits under Tools menu item.

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Tasks and schedules will be still working after plugin deactivation/removal?

Tasks yes. Schedules no.

How does the pausing/unpausing work

When you pause an event it’s really unscheduled and stored in the wp_option. If you unpause it, it will be rescheduled. All paused events are rescheduled on plugin uninstall.

What is the Event hook?

It’s used for action. For example if your hook is hook_name you’ll need to add in PHP:
add_action( ‘hook_name’, ‘function_name’ )

Does this plugin allow to add PHP to events like in WP Crontrol plugin?

No. This is not safe. You can, however, copy the sample implementation and paste it into your own plugin or theme’s function.php file.

Can this plugin block WP Cron and help hooking it into Server Cron like WP-Cron Control plugin?

Yes, but WP-Cron Control is quite old and it’s tactics is not needed anymore. Advanced Cron Manager can disable spawning WP Cron on site visit and will give you useful information about added Server Cron task.

Can you create a plugin for me?

Yes! We’re offering a custom plugin development services. Feel free to contact us to find out how we can help you.


ሰኔ 10, 2024 1 reply
The dashboard is all messed up and can’t use it. Even disabled all other plugins to see if conflict.
የካቲት 15, 2024 1 reply
This is the essential tool for managing your WP cron jobs. It works very well and support is great. The Pro version adds useful tools for my more complex projects.
ታህሳስ 23, 2021 1 reply
After several weeks of trying to solve issues with SMTP problems and Action Schedulers, I fund this plugin. The solution to logs in SMTP and stuck action schedules was deleting old plugins actions calls that I only found in the cron job tool of this plugin. I deleted and the problems were solved. Rgds.
ነሐሴ 9, 2021 1 reply
I tried a few others for testing my cron events and when I executed them they created a duplicate of my cron event, which caused all kinds of errors. This plugin, on the other hand, executed everything perfectly. The interface is a pleasure to work with as it filters things on the fly, very dynamic. Basically the only cron plugin you need, look no further. Kudos to the devs for a very well-designed plugin!
ግንቦት 25, 2021 1 reply
When we moved the site from our home server to a hosting company a plugin of this type became very important to us. Very handy for kicking a scheduled job into life when needed. However, the compatibility checking is lagging a little behind. Looking forward to an update soon when the rating can be upped to 5 star.
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  • [Fixed] Fixed security issue causing subscribers could see the schedules or events.


  • [Fixed] Missing plugin assets in package.


  • [Fixed] Undefined variable typo.


  • [Fixed] Plugin package.


  • [Fixed] Security vulnerability.


  • [Added] Custom schedules availability info.


  • [Added] Code filters and actions. Required by Advanced Cron Manager PRO v2.7.


  • [Security] Some input fields were not sanitized properly.


  • [Fixed] Warning while adding new event.
  • [Changed] Adding a proper message when you try to delete non-existing event.


  • [Fixed] Dynamic property notices.
  • [Fixed] Notice when adding event without arguments.
  • [Fixed] Server scheduler conditional display logic.
  • [Fixed] PHP 8 deprecated dynamic property creation.
  • [Changed] Fixed typos.
  • [Added] New WordPress protected events.


  • [Changed] Updated dependencies (Node >= 12)
  • [Changed] Adding a new event form now has more user-friendly argument management.
  • [Added] Listeners – with PRO version you can now see all the methods hooked into the particular event.
  • [Added] Event argument preview – arguments that contain objects, arrays, or are longer than 10 characters are now nicely formatted inside a modal.


  • [Fixed] Link to server scheduler documentation
  • [Fixed] Unauthorized actions. Now all the plugin actions are checking if the user is allowed to run them.


  • [Fixed] Composer dev dependencies are now not bundled in the production package
  • [Fixed] “nul” typo causing fatal errors on newer PHP versions
  • [Changed] Updated composer dependencies


  • [Added] Event columns sorting
  • [Fixed] Cron hook sanitizer doesn’t allow usage of slashes
  • [Fixed] Update list of protected events
  • [Fixed] Preserve search when events table rerender
  • [Changed] Don’t allow to pause protected events


  • [Fixed] A “Trying to get property ‘hash’ of non-object” warning fix when executed event doesn’t exist anymore
  • [Added] Action for adding own event row actions


  • [Fixed] “non-numeric value encountered” error with event arguments
  • [Fixed] Fatal error when even argument was an object. Now, class name is displayed
  • [Changed] Now when event is executed manually, DOING_CRON constant is defined


  • [Fixed] Events table width
  • [Changed] ACF PRO download link


  • [Fixed] WordPress <4.7 compatibility


  • [Fixed] PHP 7.2 compatibility


  • [Fixed] Fatal error when event argument was an object
  • [Fixed] Notices
  • [Fixed] Arguments list in the events table
  • [Changed] Composer libraries updated
  • [Changed] Node packages updated
  • [Added] Plugin action link on Plugins table

= 2.3.4
* [Fixed] wp-hooks script handle, causing the page to not load plugin’s JavaScript

= 2.3.3
* [Changed] JavaScript hooks library which was conflicting with Gutenberg


  • [Fixed] i18n of Apply button
  • [Added] Scheduled and Uncheduled actions for events


  • [Fixed] Array to string conversion error fix for event arguments
  • [Fixed] Missing old plugin file error fix
  • [Added] Notification plugin promo box


  • [Changed] Proper compatibility with PHP 5.3
  • [Changed] Updated composer libraries
  • [Changed] Dice Container is not longer used
  • [Fixed] Problem with nested Composer environment, thanks to @v_decadence
  • [Fixed] Assets vendor directory


  • [Added] Compatibility with PHP 5.3 with Dice library
  • [Changed] PHP 5.6 requirement to PHP 5.3
  • [Changed] Moved Container to separate file


  • [Changed] Minimum PHP version to 5.6


  • [Fixed] Delete file where DI52 container was still used


  • [Changed] Updated composer libraries
  • [Changed] Changed DI52 Container to Dice in own namespace
  • [Added] Server Scheduler section with information about hooking the WP Cron to server scheduler


  • [Changed] Schedules can be registered in the system with 0s interval, thanks to @barryalbert


  • [Changed] Requirements lib has been moved to Composer


  • [Changed] Utilities classes has been moved to separate composer libraries
  • [Changed] Requirements checks
  • [Changed] date() function to date_i18n()
  • [Fixed] Deprecated function has been updated
  • [Fixed] Translations. There was few missing gettext functions
  • [Added] Schedules dropdown in add new event form now includes schedule’s slug
  • [Added] Sanitization of Schedule and Event slugs in Add forms


  • [Changed] Pretty much everything. There’s new interface and code base.
  • [Added] Events search
  • [Added] Ability to pause/unpause events
  • [Added] Ability to edit schedules
  • [Added] Example PHP implementation for each event (action and callback function)
  • [Added] Bulk actions


  • [Fixed] Manual execution of task which is giving an errors


  • [Added] French translation thanks to Laurent Naudier
  • [Changed] Promo box from Popslide plugin to Notification


  • Metabox promo update


  • Fixed executing when args are provided


  • Added hooks for PRO version
  • Removed PHP closing tags
  • Added settings widget


  • Fixed arguments passed to the action on AJAX request


  • Added promo metabox
  • WordPress 4.1 comatybility check
  • Updated translation
  • Added plugin icon


  • Readme improvement
  • Added execution button
  • Removed debug alert


  • Fixed Schedules list from other plugins


  • Plugin release